My friends on Facebook keep sending me these list challenges to discover how many books I’ve read, so after taking a few, I wondered if there was a site that combined multiple lists to get a more accurate idea of how many books I’ve read. Heh, and to challenge all of them to take the time and list what they’ve read, so we can compare.
I found this site which combines several Top 100 Books lists and combines them into one giant list. You’ll need to sign up for an account to make your list, so click the Sign Up link at the top of the page on the right side.
You’ll fill out the form with a working e-mail address, and then create a username and password, and click the Sign Up button. Then go click the confirmation link in the e-mail they send you (I found my e-mail in the Spam folder, so be sure to check there if you don’t see it in your main inbox). Clicking the link will also sign you into the site so that you can get started right away.
Interacting with the list is easy! If you’ve read a book click the I’ve Read It button. I didn’t do as well as I thought I would. To be fair there were a lot of fairly modern books on there and I’ve been spending a lot of my reading time on the literary canon because of school.
The other option for interacting is to mark books that you want to read with the I Want to Read It button. I hit way more of those than the number of books I’d read.
Once you’ve added the books that you’ve read to your profile via the I’ve Read It button, you can click Profile at the top of the page and see a list of what you’ve read. You can then also review the books that you’ve read by clicking the Review It button.
Are the 623 books on the list daunting to try and go through? Well you can also browse by Individual Lists by using that option at the top of the page.
How many of these books have you read? Go find out today!